Schwarzenegger To Launch New Institute At USC
On Monday, Sept. 24, he will launch the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy with a symposium joining political and Hollywood powerhouses in a day-long event featuring discussions on bipartisanship, energy and environment, and the power of innovation through the entertainment industry.
The wide range of guest speakers will include Sen. John McCain, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, NBC Universal President Ron Meyer and Academy Award winning director James Cameron.
Schwarzenegger has made a $20 million commitment to the institute, which will be housed at the USC Price School of Public Policy. As chair of the board of advisors, the former governor plans to utilize his experience to bring USC into a “new era of post-partisanship.”
The launch also happens to coincide with the kick off of Schwarzenegger’s new book tour for his tell-all memoir titled, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story” to be released on Oct. 1. The memoir will chronicle his life as a bodybuilder before he became one of the most iconic action stars in Hollywood. It’s also said to reveal details about his relationship with housekeeper Mildred Baena and the infamous affair that resulted in a hidden love child.
The former governor has since been struggling from the fallout of the scandal and to some, this unexpected memoir could be a misguided way to put himself back in the spotlight.